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Beacon Update March 8, 2014

Men’s Basketball
6–20 (0–15 LEC)
The Beacons Men’s Basketball team ended their season with a 61–55 loss at Eastern Connecticut St. in the first round of the Little East Conference Tournament on Feb. 25. Sam Freeman had 11 points while Luc Ulysse and Carl Joseph each had seven rebounds. On March 4, team Captain Carl Joseph was named to the LEC All-Conference First Team and to the Conference’s All-Defense Team. Joseph led the Conference in scoring with 17.4 points per game and his 47 blocks were top-five in the LEC.
Women’s Basketball 13–13
(4–11 LEC)
The Women’s Basketball season concluded with a tough 53–45 loss at Southern Maine on Feb. 25 in the opening round of the Little East Conference Tournament. Kirsten Morrison had 13 points and seven rebounds while Elisa Ogawa also had seven boards herself. Andrea Suffredini chipped in with six assists. On March 4, Olivia Murphy was named to the LEC All-Conference First Team. Murphy led the Conference with 15.9 points per game and ranked third in rebounds with 10.6 per game.
Men’s Hockey
17–6–4 (10–6–4 ECAC East)
After easily handling the University of New England 7–2 on Feb. 22 in the first round of the ECAC East Tournament, the 13th-ranked Beacons fell 4–2 in the Semi-Finals to 7th-ranked Babson College on March 1. Peter MacIntyre and Stephen Buco scored while Mike Kuhn and Mark Grinhaus picked up the assists. Billy Faust made 30 saves in the loss. Despite the loss, it was still a fantastic season for the squad, which will be returning nearly completely intact next year.
Women’s Hockey
12–11–4 (8–9–1 ECAC East)
After upsetting Manhattanville College on Feb. 22 in the first round of the ECAC East Tournament, the Beacons Women’s Hockey team were just one shot away from duplicating the feat at top-seeded Norwich, but fell just short in a 2–1 overtime defeat on March 1. Samantha Fallon scored the lone goal for the Beacons while Courtney White recorded the assist. Moe Bradley stopped 26 shots in the defeat.
Indoor Track
On March 1, a handful of Beacons took part in the NEICAAA All-New England Meet held at Boston University. Hulerie McGuffie continued to rewrite the record books with a program record in the 200 meter dash and a new personal best in the 400 meter dash. McGuffie’s 25.18 in the 200 placed her thirteenth while her 56.11 in the 400 placed her seventh. On the men’s side, Tylor Hart placed fourth in the High Jump with a leap of 6’6, while Shawn Lawson finished 28th in the 200 meter dash in 22.93.
One week later, at the ECAC Division III Meet at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, McGuffie, Renee O’Brien, Krista Ledin and Anisha Trappier combined to finish fifth in the 4×200 meter relay. The men’s team consisting of Lawson, Fritz Gustave, Kelly Desane, and Nobert Simon broke their on school record in the 4×200 meter relay. Individually for the women, McGuffie placed second in the 200 meter dash while Trappier finished 21st, and O’Brien finished tied for 10th in the High Jump. For the men, Tylor Hart finished fourth in the High Jump while Shawn Lawson placed 32nd in the 200 meter dash. The Beacons will now wait to see if anyone is able to qualify for the NCAA Division III Meet in Lincoln, Nebraska next week.
Lacrosse
1–1 (0–0 LEC)
The Beacons Lacrosse team opened up their 2014 campaign with a 12–3 win at Johnson and Wales on March 1. Noah Ellis scored four goals to lead the team while John Powers had two assists. Craig Freehill had 13 saves in the season-opening win. On March 5, the team fell just short at Gordon College 10–9. Tommy Petitti had three goals while John Powers once again made 13 saves. The team next takes on Thomas College on March 11 at Boston College High School , Lasell College at home on March 14 and Johnston State on March 15, also at home.
Men’s Tennis
0–2 (0–0 LEC)
The Men’s Tennis Team began their defense of the Little East Conference Championship with a 9–0 loss at MIT. Sean Cullen and co-Captain Charles Lai both played well in the loss to the 26th-ranked Engineers. The team heads down to Florida for their annual Spring trip to take on Bentley University on March 14, Western New England on March 17, and Wisconsin-La Crosse on March 18.